Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs: Winner, Scorecard and Reaction

  • Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs: Winner, Scorecard and Reaction

Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs: Winner, Scorecard and Reaction

However, this Saturday, March 18 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Golovkin faces a very risky opponent, not only because of his boxing condition but also because of the motivation that Daniel Jacobs perceivably has.

The judges scored the fight 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113 for Golovkin. "It is my dream".

David Lemieux chose not to do morning of weigh in before the Curtis Stevens fight, and it seemed to not impact him, beyond making him ineligible to win an IBF lesser 160 belt. It simply hasn't been a profitable place for boxing, though his handlers think there potentially could be a bigger purse during the expo.

On the horizon now for Golovkin is that elusive meeting with Alvarez, who faces Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in the ring in May.

Golovkin went the championship distance for the first time in his career, and despite being behind of a few media and opinion cards (including mine), was handed the contest 115-112 twice and 114-113 on the cards. Several of his listeners responded, basically, with a "We've heard that before" mantra.

Heading into the 12th round it was anybody's fight. He might also have simply underestimated Danny Jacobs and that, in boxing terms, is as terminal a mistake as a quality fighter can make.

"I'm ready. I'm hungry I want this fight".

"I think I won the fight", the New Yorker said. He didn't come forward disrespectfully like he did with every other fighter before me.

The elephant in the ring, though, could be Jacobs. Prior to the fight, Golovkin had scored 23 straight knockouts and was recognized as the most frightening boxer on the planet. Jacobs survived the round, but GGG kept up the pressure and it looked for certain that the Kazahkstani wrecking machine was destined to score his 24 consecutive knockout.

"He did a very good job. I won't say he's a big middleweight, but I would say he is a fair size middleweight and I knew going into the fight that I would be the bigger man".

He won it on two of the three cards, but it wasn't enough, perhaps because he was knocked down in the fourth round, which went to Golovkin 10-8 on all three cards.

Most of the last six rounds were extremely close; in fact, I had Jacobs winning the fight, but I won't argue with the result (see official scorecard pic here). I do think that this is ideal timing for me. Does Jacobs have a shot against Golovkin? But at least he remains in the conversation.

Since then, Golovkin has steam rolled through his opponents like a Soviet freight train.

That fight saw him lose a 12-round majority decision to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.